Monday, 17 April 2017

Ameet Chana - Miss Meena & the Masala Queens - Observing the process

Miss Meena & the Masala Queens is a new play about British Asian drag queens.

For this production I had the opportunity to observe the pre-production process in more detail. This involved attending script sessions with Director Pravesh Kumar, writer Harvey Virdi and Dramaturge Brendan Murray as well as observing design meetings.


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Ameet Chana: Pyar Actually (Rehearsed Reading) - Director

Building on my Rifco Associate experience I was asked to direct a public rehearsed reading at Watford Palace Theatre of a new play by another Rifco Associate - Pyar Actually by Sukh Ojla. 

This involved casting sessions and three days of rehearsals with the writer and three cast members - Buckso Dhillon Woolley, Stephen Henry and Rekha John-Cheriyan, followed by three public performances. 



Photo credit: Nazish Bana

Monday, 27 February 2017

Sukh Ojla: Pyar Actually - Rehearsed Reading

After a week of rehearsals with three actors, a series of rehearsed readings of Pyar Actually were held at Watford Palace Theatre on 24th and 25th February.

These readings were open to the public and audience members were encouraged to leave their feedback.

The readings were directed by Rifco Associate Ameet Chana and starred Buckso Dhillon Woolley, Stephen Henry and Rekha John-Cheriyan.





Photo credit: Nazish Bana